Varsity Lakes was created in 2002 when the suburb of Stephens was amalgamated with Andrews and a section of Robina to form this new fully-planned community. The suburb is conveniently located around 13 kilometres from Surfers Paradise and less than a seven minute drive from Burleigh beach. Close proximity to the Pacific Motorway and Robina train station make Varsity Lakes easily accessible.
Situated on Lake Orr and alongside Bond University, Varsity Lakes features an extensive network of beautifully presented waterways and recreational parks, which are linked by more than 20 kilometres of walking and bike trails. New and existing houses, units and townhouses are available to buy or rent throughout Varsity Lakes and a range of land packages are currently being sold at Varsity Sound and Azzurra Island.
Varsity College provides education for preschool to Year 12 and a range of additional education options are located in nearby suburbs. Cafes, restaurants and a range of retail outlets are on offer at the Lakefront Market Square and a burgeoning business district exists at Varsity Central, providing a range of local employment opportunities. Upon completion Varsity Lakes will comprise 3,000 dwellings over 343 hectares and up to 150,000m2 of commercial space in Varsity Central.
Varsity Lakes will also become home to 7,800 residents and 4,500 employees. Delfin Lend Lease have recently been awarded the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Masterplanned Development and Marketing Excellence awards for their provision of recreation, education, community and sporting facilities at Varsity Lakes.